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James Brumley

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

James Brumley is a former stock broker, registered investment adviser and Director of Research for an options-focused newsletter. He's now primarily a freelance writer, tapping more than a decade's worth of broad experience to help investors get more out of the market. With a background in technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis, James touts stock-picking strategies that combine the importance of company performance with the power of stock-trade timing. He believes this dual approach is the only way an investor has a shot at consistently beating the market. James' work has appeared at several websites including Street Authority, Motley Fool, Kapitall and Investopedia. When not writing as a journalist, James works on his book explaining his multi-pronged approach to investing.

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October 2019

7 Dow Stocks That Billionaires Love

There's something to be said about following the "smart money's" lead into adventurous, high-potential growth plays. But billionaires also see plenty of potential in stable blue chips like the Dow Jones ...

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July 2019

10 Stock Picks That Should Love Lower Interest Rates

It’s official. The United States’ base interest rate, the Fed funds rate, has fallen for the first time in over a decade. The last time the Federal Reserve ratcheted interest rates lower was in 2008, ...

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July 2019

20 Best Small-Cap Dividend Stocks to Buy

Small-cap stocks aren’t generally viewed as income-oriented investments. Nonetheless, there’s a handful of off-the-radar tickers that offer not only the growth potential typical of smaller companies, ...

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July 2019

8 Stocks That Are Fending Off Amazon

Amazon.com (AMZN) has left a trail of devastated companies in its wake, unable to compete with the e-commerce giant’s lower prices and seemingly infinite selection. In being all things to all people, ...

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June 2019

The 19 Best Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019

The past year has been exciting, if not a little stomach-churning. A raucous 25% rally to start the year unwound a miserable last few months of 2018, but that big advance has been chopped by one-third ...

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May 2019

11 Biotech Stocks to Put on Your Radar Soon

This is the time of year when stocks are sleepy at best, and at worst, prone to pullbacks. That’s not necessarily true of all equities, however. Some groups are very active and perform quite well ...

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May 2019

20 More Best Stocks to Buy That You Haven't Heard Of

The best stocks aren’t always going to be the most familiar. But sometimes, investors confuse the two. Recognizability is a powerful thing – so much so that investors occasionally make the mistake ...

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May 2019

The 17 Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Invest In

Consumer staples stocks have largely fallen off the radar in recent months. Investors have been much more focused on growth as corporate earnings have pleasantly surprised, the U.S.-China trade spat showed ...

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May 2019

6 "Warren Buffett Stocks" That Might Not Be His Ideas

Warren Buffett, chief stock-picker for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), is one of the most successful investors of all time. Since 1964, when he assembled the group of companies that would eventually become ...

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Stock Watch
May 2019

Sell in May and Go Away: 5 Better Investing Tips

These tired clichés still have value, especially for long-term buy-and-holders

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April 2019

50 Top Stocks That Billionaires Love

Do you want to invest like real billionaires do? Most billionaires obviously have much more money to burn than the average investor. And they also have enough cash in the bank to wait things out should ...

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March 2019

17 Retailers at Risk of Defaulting or Going Bankrupt

The so-called retail apocalypse may be slowing down, but only because there are fewer stores to shutter. It’s still underway. Payless ShoeSource and Gymboree are among several retailers that have filed ...

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March 2019

10 Companies With New or Improved Stock Buybacks in 2019

Stock buybacks crashed through the ceiling in 2018. Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index alone announced plans to repurchase almost $1 trillion in shares – a tactic that not only makes ...

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March 2019

9 Great Dividend Growth Stocks to Buy

Dividend growth rarely goes out of style, but sometimes investors need a little reminder about the importance of stocks that consistently and generously raise their payouts. The most recent refresher ...

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March 2019

The 10 Best (And 10 Worst) Stocks of This 10-Year Bull Market

This bull market, after breaking longevity records in August of last year, is about to celebrate its 10th birthday. The current run, which started from the market low on March 9, 2009, has lifted the Standard ...

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Stock Watch
February 2019

Walmart (WMT) Has Found a Winning Formula

The mega-retailer's fourth-quarter results show strong brick-and-mortar performance, still-explosive e-commerce expansion

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February 2019

15 Mighty Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for Big Returns

Mid-cap stocks aren’t as prolific as the market’s best-known companies, nor as exciting as nimble newcomers. Rather, mid-caps – typically between $2 billion and $10 billion in market capitalization ...

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